What size screen do you want?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by InsanelyApple, Mar 31, 2011.

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Screen size?

  1. 4.3 inch (11 cm)

    19.2%
  2. 4.0 inch (10 cm)

    45.5%
  3. 3.7 inch (9.5 cm)

    16.2%
  4. 3.5 inch (9 cm)

    17.2%
  5. Smaller than 3.5 inch (9 cm)

    1.0%
  6. Other (which I will post what size in the thread below)

    1.0%
  1. InsanelyApple macrumors 6502

    InsanelyApple

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    Well I have the 3.5" iPhone and I saw my Mom's 4.3" Htc Thunderbolt, and I think that size of phone is awesome even without the "retina display", so which size do you want. Vote in the poll above.
     
  2. iApples macrumors 65816

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  3. kre62 macrumors 68000

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    First off, theres no poll. Secondly, this has been done to death already. 4.0 is the answer. /thread
     
  4. InsanelyApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was making the poll. Geez, you guys are fast.
     
  5. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    A poll just doesnt magically appear.....
     
  6. infidel69 macrumors regular

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    4.3" is the optimal size imo. I have an Atrix with a 4" screen and that extra .3" inches on phones like the Evo makes a big difference. The iphone screen is just too small in comparison. The next logical upgrade for the iphone is a bigger screen since any gain in resolution would be redundant.
     
  7. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    4.3" is too much. Could even be a deal-breaker, for me. I voted 3.7".. but I could live with 4" max.
     
  8. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    4" would be perfect imo. Make the phone just slightly bigger and it would fit. The phones pretty small so a slight increase wouldnt be a huge deal to me especially if it made room for a bigger battery.
     
  9. iApples macrumors 65816

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    And may I ask.. What does a 4.3 inch screen do that the iPhone's 3.5 inch screen can't do?
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I also think that 4 inches would be the ideal size.
     
  11. Apple 26.2 Contributor

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    What up, 212?!
  12. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    You could say the same thing about laptop screens. What can a 17" screen do that a 15.6" screen cant? Nothing, but after having a 17" screen laptop I wont ever go back to a 15.6". Some people just like a prefer a bigger screen. Its not 100% necessary but it would be nice.
     
  13. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Laptops and phones are different in my eyes though. You're not placing a laptop in your pocket. A 4.3 screen looks huge and ugly. The iPhone already feels huge in my pocket, so I don't even want to think about trying to fit a device with a 4.3 inch screen in my pocket.

    As for the laptops, I've used all different sizes and smaller is usually better. (For me) It's easier to carry around. I find the 17 inch ones are a bit too big to lug around everywhere you go. But they are nice for having at home.
     
  14. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I know that I'm in the minority here, but I prefer the current size. I just don't want a larger phone...I had one of those and replaced it with an iPhone.
     
  15. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I guess thats true. I guess a 3.8" would be nice then even though its not much bigger but as long as it doesnt make the phone any bigger why not.
     
  16. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    what about a 3.8 that wouldnt change the size of the phone at all?
     
  17. hobo.hopkins macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_6 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E200 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I think that anything over 4" is too large. I would rather them keep the same form factor than increase the overall size of the phone to accommodate the screen.
     
  18. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I'd go for the 3.8...But I'm not sure that they could do that without making the phone larger. There are several sensors up at the top where they would have to "expand" the screen, and I would think that they would have already used that space if they could.
     
  19. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Id like a screen that can read my mind and click the icon I'm thinking of.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    3.8 would be nice. Or even a 4 inch only if they could somehow do it without increasing the size of the device. (And without it looking ugly)

    Screen size doesn't really matter to me, but as long as the device gets thinner and more sexy, I'm all for it.
     
  21. X2468 macrumors regular

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    1) A Lot More viewing area
    2) More finger room (mine are thin) for messaging along with it's larger window for easier composition.
    3) Less scrolling.
    4) Larger & more comfortable keyboard.
    5) Keep the device contemporary & competitive.
    And that's just the beginning.
     
  22. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Same with "Whats a 60 inch TV do that a 32 inch can't?"

    Nothing but a bigger screen is what most people want.
     
  23. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Apples to oranges....I don't have to carry TV in my pocket. I have a 55" TV, but don't want a larger iPhone. I could see owning a larger phone if I played games or watched video on it all day, but I don't do that, and I have seen no "scientific" polls anywhere that show that "most" people want a larger phone.
     
  24. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Well said.


    1. Viewing area for what? Everyone can view what they need perfectly already.
    2. I have big fingers and I have no issues at all for messaging.
    3. Are you really that lazy?
    4. As stated in number 2. I have big fingers and I've had no issues typing on an iPhone keyboard. My hands are really big... If I'm able to do it, I'm sure anyone can.
    5. A bigger screen doesn't make it more competitive. That is pure garbage. Not everyone wants to walk around with a clipboard in their pocket. I'm not wearing hippy pants from the 60's
     

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